The program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality takes gender and sexuality as its critical terms of inquiry, exploring them as social constructs and analyzing their impact on the traditional disciplines.

The program draws on the liberal arts and sciences to examine a wide range of topics relating to gender and sexuality, including women’s varied experiences in different historical periods and cultures, as well as their contributions to culture in all its forms; the relationship among sex, gender, and sexuality; lesbian, gay, and transgender subcultures, and their histories and politics; and the institutional and discursive regulation of gender and sexuality. Recognizing that gender and sexuality cut across most fields of knowledge and that race, class, and nation are crucial components of gender and sexual identities, the program has both an interdisciplinary and transnational focus.

Curricular Options

Students may either major or minor in women, gender and sexuality.


Students are encouraged to include an internship in their major program. Working within the structure of Trinity’s well-established internship program, students have worked at Planned Parenthood, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, women’s shelters, and women’s advocacy groups under the joint supervision of a faculty  and a field supervisor.

Study Abroad

Like other Trinity students, many of our majors and minors study abroad (recently in Thailand, Jamaica, and France, among other places). They can earn major credit for appropriate courses.

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Women, Gender, and Sexuality

300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT 06106